tv Newsmakers CSPAN May 10, 2015 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
some republicans have said they would vote to proceed with the bill, at least move to an open debate on it. but it has -- they have two weeks coming up to get it done. host: some of those republicans up in 2016. what happens then? the senate, if they are able to get it done, what happens in the house deco -- house? emma dumain: i was going to say, the numbers in the house tricky. there are more members obviously. if you are not the whip, it is harder for vicki and i to even put the numbers on the table about where people are. a few of the house democrats i was speaking to lessig who are either for or against tpa and are being very vocal about it said, you know, very few democrats have -- very few democrats are get to make up their minds.
that is to say, there are a very few number of democrats who are for it or against it. and no -- those are the members that president obama and joe biden need to lobby one way or the other, the pending on with it are. host: in the pool of house democrats who have said yes? vicki needham: 10 that are for sure yes. and about 26 have decided for sure. but there is another huge pot of undecided, and we figured that they are in several different batches. the ones that are going to say yes now, the ones who are going to say no now, and the ones who are going to stand on the floor and wait to see if the vote is needed. emma dumain: and i think republicans fall into that category as well.
in automation has resulted in better jobs for humans. we are worried about them taking our jobs and we have a hard time imagining what we will be doing even 10 years from now. i think that history has shown that we will figure out a way to combine with robots to create new jobs that were previously unimaginable. announcer: the new congressional directory is a guide to the 114th congress, with photos of every senator and house member with content information and twitter handles. order your copy today. through the c-span online store.
-- thank you for having me today. both of my parents are born into poor families in cuba. my father never really got to go to school, by the way. when he was nine years old, his mother passed away and he would have to go to work and he worked for the next 70 years of his life. my mother was raised by a disabled father who struggle to provide for them. they met and they got married and they worked hard, but they were like most people who ever lived, no matter how hard they tried, they could not get ahead because they did not come from a rich or politically connected family. in 1956, they made the decision to leave behind the only country they had ever known and come to the one place on earth where people like them could have a chance.
here in america, my parents never became rich or famous, they worked hard and a preserve your, and my father was a bartender, my mother was a cashier, a maid, a stock clerk at kmart, like i said, they were never rich or famous, but they were successful. they were successful because less than a decade removed from the despair that i described to you, they found good jobs, they owned a home, they raised a family, and they left all four of their children better off than themselves. date lived what became to be known as the american dream -- they lived what became to be known as the american dream. for starters, america was the most powerful nation on the earth, called upon not once but twice to help the world confront and defeat evil. our economy was the envy of the world. an economy that had millions of jobs with jobs that paid enough
to help people achieve a better life. but now in the early years of this new century, everything feels different. there are questions about whether america is still the most powerful country in the world. china is increasingly claiming territory in the south china sea, newton invades his neighbors -- putin invades his neighbor, and radical jihadists be had christians and even conducts attacks in texas. and barack obama appears unable to do anything about these things. at home, there are questions about whether the american dream can survive for much longer. people are living paycheck to paycheck, and one expensive place away from a catastrophe. many people of thousands of dollars in student loans and their degree did not lead to a job. for the first time in 35 years
you have more small businesses dying than being born. so why is this happening? why is this happening to the greatest nation on earth? at its core, the reason is this, because the economy of the world all around us is undergoing historic and dramatic changes. but we are still led by too many people who are trapped in the past by ideas that no longer work. what this reminds us is that we are at a moment at our nation's history where we will decide whether to embrace the future or confront its challenges or to be left behind by challenges. if we choose to embrace the future, i want you to believe that the 21st century will not just be as good as the 20th century, it will be better, and the american dream will reach more people and change more lives than ever before. but to do this, we have to wake
up to the reality that yesterday is over and to turn the page and to be proud of our history and to embrace the future. america has always been about the future. we want to expand the stream to reach more people and to change more lives than it ever has. this begins i excepting the mantle of global leadership, by understanding that we have to because there is no nation and the world that can do it instead of us. that begins by having the strongest military power in the world. [laughter] -- [applause] sen. rubio: continues by working with our allies in asia and the racing borders and boundaries and control the sea and shipping lanes of asia. in europe, by reinvigorating a
nato and to prevent vladimir putin by redrawing the lines of europe. in the middle east, by confronting iran's convictions to take over the region and standing firmly with the only pro--american free enterprise democracy in the middle east israel. [applause] sen. rubio: but also to not just find radical islamists, but to defeat them. people ask what should our strategy be, i refer them to the movie "taken." have you seen the movie "taken," with liam neeson? he says, we will look for you, we will find you, and we will kill you. [applause]
sen. rubio: at home, we need leaders that understand, that understand we need investment in business, and for our government leaders, they think we can keep taxing and regulating, but we can't, and we need to be able to compete with other countries. that's why we need reforms to our tax code and 12 regulations so that america once again becomes the best place in the world to work, to start -- and tax regulations so that america can once again become the best place in the world to work, to start a business, to buy a house, to raise a family.
and we want to was again balance our budget and to repeal and replace the law that discourages people from taking the place of others at work. we also need leaders that understand in the 21st century the best-paying jobs in this century require more skills of than ever before. but we have an outdated higher education system that is leaving for too many people behind stuck with loans and agrees that the only two jobs, degrees that too many of our people today have found are inaccessible to them because they have to work full-time to raise a family. and that is my point that i am trying to make two people when i talk about this, that at 2016, it is not just a choice about the laws that we are going to pass, it is not just a choice about what party is going to govern our country, it is the fundamental question about what kind of country we are going to be in this new century, and if
we want it to be the greatest era in the american century. i'm running for president. i'm asking for your vote because while america owes me nothing, i have a debt to america that i will never be able to repay, but i believe that i must try to ensure that people who are trying to do what their children what my parents did for me and still do it in this new century. if we can achieve that, we will usher in that new american century. the future will be better than our past. our children and our grandchildren will be the freest and most tourists americans -- prosperous americans of that ever lived. thank you, and god bless america. [applause] ♪
you know, a couple of years ago, heidi and i had our girls, caroline and cap we decided to drive the girls down to mount vernon. we are driving down the george washington parkway. it is one of those crisp fall days where you can smell the autumn air. our two girls are different. catherine is sitting quietly in her car seats. catherine is taking the back of my seat.
the girls start to have a conversation. heidi and i listened quietly. caroline asks her little sister she says, catherine, what do you want to do when you grow up? catherine says, i want to work in the united states senate. i want to work with daddy. and caroline says, that is born. she tosses out the singer. she says, besides, daddy will be dead by then. [laughter] this is a real conversation. i wonder if caroline had been
speaking with republican leadership. the reason so many of us are here in this great gathering. we love our grandkids and this nation is in crisis. this is not a typical time in politics. we are at the edge of a precipice. i don't think we have hit the point of no return yet but it is close. it is now or never. we either pull this country back or we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world.
today, for the first time in history, a majority of americans believe that our kids will have a worse life than we do. 65%, that has never been true in history of america until this instant right now. maybe the most un-american idea you can imagine. i think the central issue in 2016 is going to be how do we reignite the promise of america. how do we get back to that fundamental american ideal that our kids will have a better life than we did and their kids will have a better life than they did? i'm here today with the word of encouragement of hope and optimism. three simple things that we can do to reignite the promise of america. number one. bring back jobs and growth and
opportunity. the men and women here understand cause and effect. every time we go down this path of out-of-control spending taxes, regulation, what results is stagnation and misery. it doesn't work. on the other hand, the two lovers government has to unleash small businesses and job creation. we should adopt a simple flat tax.
and take every one of those 90000 and put them on our southern border. to our friends in the median, i say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek. but think about it for a second, a mentioned you had traveled thousands of miles in the blazing sun, you are swimming across the rio grande and the first thing you see is 90,000 irs agents. you would turn around and go home too. at the second tool for jobs and
growth and opportunity is regulatory roof. i was out in west texas and i asked folks there, what is the difference between regulators and locusts? the thing is, you can't use pesticide on the regulators. and this old formerly back and he said, one of that? -- wanna bet? we have seen regulators to send like locusts, killing jobs all across this country. the simplest and most important regulatory reform, we need to repeal every word of obamacare.
the second key to regarding the promise of america is to defend our constitutional rights. all of them. we need to defend the first amendment, the free speech, our religious liberty. all of us, our hearts are breaking as we saw what unfolded in indiana and in arkansas as those they stood up to defend religiously reading -- defend religious liberty and the democrats joined with business to say that their commitment in all of the united states trumps any commitment of the first amendment. it wasn't too long ago there was bipartisan consensus on the first amendment.
we might disagree between democrats and republicans on marginal tax rates, but when it came to religious liberty, we stood as one. how far we have come. let me say, indiana was a sorting moment as reagan would say. a time for choosing. there are candidates running in 2016, even candidates in the republican field who, when indiana's was being battle, they were no are to be found. i can tell you this, when it comes to standing for the religious liberty of americans i will always always always stand with the first amendment. we need to defend the second amendment, the right to keep and
bear arms. a couple of weeks ago, we talk in new hampshire, went to a firing range, my wife heidi was that a full auto and a cap that said armed and -- we need to defend the 10th amendment. the fundamental protection that says the powers not given to the federal government are reserved to the states and its people. they need to defend this nation and we need to stand with the men and women of our military, we need to secure the borders. there are other areas the federal government has no business being involved and right at the top of that list is education.
the local level where we have direct control over it. we need to restore america's leadership. for the last six years, we have seen the consequences of the obama clinton foreign-policy. leading from behind does not work. and we cannot win a war on radical islamic terrorism with a president who is unwilling to utter the words radical islamic terrorism.
instead of a president who boycotts prime minister netanyahu, imagine america's standing unapologetically with the nation of israel. we saw the ugly face of islamic terrorism in my home state of texas. in garland, where two jihadists came to commit murder. they fully one police officer help them meet the virgins. is it time for choosing where we stand. i was in fort hood, where the soldiers that were shot or finally awarded the purple
heart. it took over five years for that to happen because the obama administration refused to knowledge that was terrorism. instead, it was workplace violence. i tell you the reason those purple hearts were awarded, i was very proud last year to introduce legislation in the senate to mandate that the pentagon awarded those purple hearts.